Original language of petition: English
The Government of Canada takes the issue of animal welfare very seriously. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) supports the efforts of various national organizations to eradicate puppy mills through public education. These organizations include, but are not limited to, Humane Canada and the National Companion Animal Coalition.
The CFIA is responsible for regulating the importation of animals, including dogs, into Canada in order to prevent the introduction and spread of diseases that could negatively impact the health of both animals and humans. CFIA veterinarians administer and enforce the humane transport and import requirements at the border.
Canadian provinces have the primary responsibility for protecting the welfare of animals, including pets. All provinces and territories have laws with regard to animal welfare. Provincial and territorial legislation tends to be general in scope, covering a wide range of animal welfare and interests. Some provinces and territories have regulations that govern specific aspects of animal welfare or are related to certain species.
In addition, the Criminal Code of Canada prohibits anyone from willfully causing animals to suffer from neglect, pain, and injury. The Criminal Code is enforced by police services, provincial and territorial Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals, and/or provincial and territorial ministries of agriculture.
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
|Province / Territory||Signatures|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||51|
|Prince Edward Island||184|